Cooking up a storm for UCSI’s Next Big Chef Superstar
THE SMELL of fresh baked dough lingered deliciously throughout Concourse B at Borneo Convention Center Kuching (BCCK) when UCSI University’s Next Big Chef Superstar Contest was held around 2pm on Mar 22.
When most kids couldn’t be bothered to cook anything other than instant noodles, there we had 12 teenagers rolling pizza dough and tossing salads to win the title.
Three teams from SM Teknik Matang, two from SMK Datuk Patinggi Abdul Ghapor and one from SMB St Theresa contended in the competition.
The six teams were previous winners of Iron Chef, Black Box Cooking Competition and Next Big Chef (NBC) invited by UCSI to compete again to earn the title ‘Superstar’.
Given only an hour, the contestants were required to prepare a pizza as for main course and salad as side course.
The contestants were not just judged by the tastes but on how they prepared the food.
In the end, the ‘Superstar’ title was won by Devona Nellie Stanley and Cindy Lai Ik Von from SMB St Theresa. The pair previously won NBC season 1 and are members of Kelab Ekonomi Rumah Tangga (Home Economy Club) at their school.
First runners up were Dayang Irna Shamini Abang Hipni and Siti Aminah Yahya of SMK Teknik Matang while Nurhaniza Hasikin Ihsan and Syed Mohd Azizi Azri Abu Bakar were the second runners up.
UCSI Sarawak Campus offers Diploma in Culinary Arts for two years. For more information visit their website at http://www.ucsiuniversity.edu.my/.